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Marshmallow Peeps Ice Cream

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Marshmallow Peeps ice cream is a fun and festive recipe that everyone will love. It’s a simple no churn ice cream recipe that can be made with no special equipment! 

For those of you who have never made homemade ice cream, fear not. It’s not difficult and you don’t actually need any special equipment. This is a no churn ice cream kind of like our Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream, Delicious Homemade Apple Ice Cream, and others (more on that below).

The great thing about no churn ice cream recipes is that they’re ready pretty quickly and the most patience you have to have is just throwing them in the freezer to set. Everything else comes together pretty quickly.

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pin showing the finished marshmallow peeps ice cream ready to serve. title in pink text box at top.

Peeps are one of those springtime treats that you either love or hate, right? I’m team Peeps. I stock up on them at Easter time and I parcel them out throughout the year as a special treat when I’m feeling down or when I just realllllly want a Peep.

They’re best (in this house) a little stale so perfectly aged Marshmallow Peeps are pretty much always hanging around in our cupboards. If you don’t like peeps, you might find that this recipe is still pretty good. Frozen Peeps in ice cream are a whole different texture and taste!

Finished marshmallow peeps ice cream

If you need an Easter brunch dessert or just a spring time themed sweet treat you can’t go wrong with marshmallow Peeps ice cream.

top down look at the marshmallow peeps ice cream.

Is this a gluten free recipe?

This recipe is gluten free. Peeps are naturally gluten free, as are all the other ingredients that we will be using. Be sure to check your flavorings if you use anything funky to add an extra surprise to your ice cream base!

For those of you who need to keep this recipe dairy free, I haven’t tried making any swaps for the heavy cream. Unfortunately it’s kind of what makes this recipe creamy when frozen.

If you do make swaps that come out great, be sure to let us know in the comments so that others can try them as well!

If you have little ones in the house this is a great recipe for them to make! Most of the ingredients can get poured into the mixer and they can use a butter knife to chop up the Peeps so it really is kid friendly as well.

Finished look at the marshmallow peeps ice cream

What do I need to make homemade Peeps ice cream?

ingredients for no churn marshmallow peeps ice cream.

This recipe uses heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, yellow and pink food gel, vanilla, blue, pink, and yellow Peeps bunnies. 

As always you can find the full list with amounts and ingredients in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. It’s also a great resource for step by step instructions, shopping links, and some nutritional estimates as well, check it out!

coloring for the ice cream mixture

Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

How to make no churn ice cream:

whipped base ingredients

In a stand mixer with whisk attachment, pour in heavy whipping cream and whip on low speed moving the speed up every five minutes until it resembles whipped topping consistency. 

mixture in a pan ready to be topped

Separate about one cup of heavy whipping cream into one bowl for yellow and another one cup in a second bowl for pink. Drop the food gel into each and stir well. 

coloring the mixtures pink and yellow

Add the sweetened condensed milk to the remaining whipped heavy cream. Fold in the sweetened condensed milk. Pour into a loaf pan or 8×8 baking pan. 

pin swirled into the ice cream base mixture.

Drop pink into different places and lightly swirl. Drop yellow into different places and lightly swirl. 

peeps added to the mixture.

Cut up the peeps bunnies and drop them all over into the mixture. I press some down and others I leave right on top. 

marshmallow peeps ice cream ready to freeze.

Cover with plastic wrap or foil and freeze overnight. Once it has frozen overnight it is ready to scoop and serve. When you scoop the colors will be merry and fun!

close up view of a bowl full of marshmallow peeps ice cream

Note: For flavoring you may use vanilla, mint, apple, your heart’s desire. For this I like to use vanilla.

Looking for more tasty no churn ice cream recipes?

Here are some other delicious recipes for no churn ice cream. Once you see how easy it is to make ice cream without a machine or kit you’ll love it! These fun recipes are perfect for any time you want a homemade sweet treat or dessert.

a bowl full of finished marshmallow peeps ice cream.

Printable Marshmallow Peeps Ice Cream Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

Marshmallow Peeps Ice Cream

featured image showing a bowl full of marshmallow peeps ice cream.

Marshmallow Peeps ice cream is a fun and festive recipe that everyone will love. It’s a simple no churn ice cream recipe.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Freeze Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 quart (32 oz.)- heavy whipping cream
  • 1 - 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 drop yellow food gel
  • 1 drop pink food gel
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla ( or other flavoring)
  • 4 blue peeps bunnies
  • 4 pink peeps bunnies
  • 4 yellow peeps bunnies

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer with whisk attachment, pour in heavy whipping cream and whip on low speed moving the speed up every five minutes until it resembles whipped topping consistency.
  2. Separate about one cup of heavy whipping cream into one bowl for yellow and another one cup in a second bowl for pink. Drop the food gel into each and stir well.
  3. Add the sweetened condensed milk to the remaining whipped heavy cream. Fold in the sweetened condensed milk. Pour into a loaf pan or 8x8 baking pan.
  4. Drop pink into different places and lightly swirl. Drop yellow into different places and lightly swirl.
  5. Cut up the peeps bunnies and drop them all over into the mixture. I press some down and others I leave right on top.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and freeze overnight. Once it has frozen overnight it is ready to scoop and serve. When you scoop the colors will be merry and fun!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 665Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 127mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 0gSugar: 47gProtein: 9g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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